• Newswire

    Green-Car Push May Thin Chinese Automakers' Ranks  

    All but the highest-volume automakers may have trouble affording China's increasingly strict fuel-economy rules....More
  • Newswire

    Deaths Linked to GM Ignition-Switch Defect Now at 29  

    The office of attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who is overseeing the automaker's compensation program for victims of the defective part, says it has approved two new death claims....More
  • Newswire

    Toyota Recalls 247,000 Vehicles With Takata Airbags in U.S.  

    The Japanese automaker is recalling cars, SUVs and pickup trucks with Takata front passenger airbag inflators that can spray metal shrapnel after rupturing....More
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    UPDATE 1-Fourth U.S. traffic death linked to Takata air bags  

    (Adds Takata and Honda comments) By Ben Klayman and Barbara Liston DETROIT/ORLANDO, Oct 17 (Reuters) - A fourth traffic death in a Honda Motor Co car has been linked to a defective air bag made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp, according to a county medical examiner in Florida....More
  • Oct 17, 2014

    Ward’s 10 Best Engines Spec Sheet: Hyundai Sonata Eco 1.6L Turbo

    We’ve fired up the machinery for the 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines competition, now in its 21st year, and Hyundai’s improved 1.6L turbocharged “Gamma” 4-cyl. makes a compelling argument as a hybrid alternative, with a base sticker price of $23,275. Last year, we started sharing informational spec sheets reviewed by WardsAuto editors as they judge each entry. The tally is a moving target, but we likely will end up with more than 40 new or improved engines to consider this fall. Winners will be announced in December....More
  • Newswire

    Volkswagen Recalling More Than 580,000 Cars in China  

    The recall covers 563,605 New Sagitar models produced between May and and May 2014 by the German automaker's Chinese joint venture, as well as 17,485 imported Beetles with the same potential axle defect....More
  • Newswire

    Third U.S. Traffic Death Linked to Takata Airbags  

    Devin Xu died last year in a Los Angeles suburb under circumstances similar to those that have prompted a federal investigation of Takata airbag inflators made between 2002 and 2007....More
  • Newswire

    Chrysler Issues Global Recall of 900,000-Plus Vehicles  

    The unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 470,000 cars and SUVs from the '11-'14 model years equipped with potentially defective alternators, and 437,000 Jeep Wrangler SUVs from the '11-'13 model years with exterior heated power mirrors that could experience an electrical short....More
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